Our History

History of the School

Nyeri High School is located about 5 kilometres from Nyeri Town, along the Nyeri-Mathari Road in Nyeri County, Kenya. The facility sets itself at a serene environment that is very conducive for learning and moral moulding. The school is sponsored by the Catholic Church, under the Archdiocese of Nyeri. Nyeri High School was started as a Primary Boys’ Boarding School by the Consolata Missionaries in the year 1924. Very few centres in the country offered education to African students at that time. Thereafter, the school became a Junior Secondary School in 1947. This was made possible by the increasing number of Africans in the country that yearned for better primary and secondary education.

The school was later taken over by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart from the United States of America in 1948. Despite the change of management and ownership, the school continued recording exceptional excellence in terms of academics, not only in Nyeri, but across the whole country as well. Later in 1954, Nyeri High School became a full secondary school and offered the first group of ‘O’ level Examination in 1955 under the headship of Rev. Fr. Lionel. The demand for better education facilities kept rising in the region, as well as in the country. In 1963 the school successfully expanded its reach with the introduction of the ‘A’ level. Over a long time, the school has produced very prominent personalities in the country, some of which have risen to high national offices of leadership.

School Heads

The following are some of the former heads of the school;
1. Bro. Lionel 1950 ─ 1957
2. Bro. Felician 1958 ─ 1959
3. Bro. Alfred 1959 ─ 1960
4. Bro. Geoffrey 1961 ─ 1962
5. Bro. Osmond 1963 ─ 1966
6. Bro. Marius 1968 ─ 1969
In 1969, the American Brothers handed over the leadership to the School's first African Headmaster, the late Mr. Daniel Kabuthu who acted very briefly and was followed by;
1. Mr. Francis Gaithi 1969 ─ 1975
2. Mr Daniel Gitau 1976 ─ 1982
3. Late Fr. Hilary Wambugu 1983 ─ 1998
4. Mr P.M. Mungai 1999 ─ 2003
5. Mr. S.K. Nderitu 2004 ─ 2014
6. Mr. J.K. Maina 2015 ─ 2020
7. Mr. S.W. Kahura 2021 ─ to date

Positive Home-school Relations

Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s education. Parents and teachers partner, nurturing each child’s social, emotional, and physical well-being and development, and empowering every child for learning success.

List of Teaching Staff